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CONFERENCE

PROGRAM

CONTENTS
03 WELCOME
04 AGENDA
06 SPEAKERS
17

EXHIBITORS

18

PRESS RELEASE
FROM SMART DUBAI

21

COMPANY PROFILE:
GENESIS MINING

24 OUR EVENTS

TIMETABLE
SUNDAY
REGISTRATION OPENS

0900

SESSIONS BEGIN

1000

LUNCH

1200

SESSIONS END

1700

MONDAY
DOORS OPEN

0900

SESSIONS BEGIN

1000

LUNCH

1300

SESSIONS END

1700

MOE LEVIN
KEYNOTE EVENTS
FOUNDER

Right now is a critical moment for Blockchain


Technology - it is entering a crucial phase in its
development and adoption. In the last twelve
months this technology has seen a dramatic
increase in visibility and experienced both the
good and bad sides of the limelight: rising
interest among corporations and investors,
alongside more regulatory scrutiny, and
uncertainty. Its at this time, more than ever
before, that the global community is needed
to ensure a prosperous and well-balanced
future for the technology.
Keynote has been created to draw this
community together, now ranging from
enthusiasts to financial institutions, and to
provide an open and hard-hitting forum for
moving the conversation forward.
Having been a part of the Bitcoin and
Blockchain universe for several years, Im truly
excited about where these developments are
going to take us in the coming years. At a time
when the UK is gearing up to become the
European hub for blockchain, it makes perfect
sense to host a conference of this kind, to
outline and define the technology that will
effect and shape the future, and encourage
people and organisations to begin thinking
about their next steps. I look forward to
supporting people and local organisations in
their goals to take steps now to ensure the future success of this amazing technology.

Bitcoin and Blockchain are still in a nascent


stage globally, and the UK is one of the first
countries to actively take the next step and
encourage its use. The UK plays a lead role
in fostering innovation, and encouraging new
processes and methods to build better
financial technology; I believe the UK will
set the stage for Blockchain adoption across
Europe. It represents a massive value add for
companies in Europe and globally, with a
multi-billion-dollar new industry evolving over
the next year or so alone. I see huge potential
and growth in the FinTech space in the UK.
The changes we are seeing in the Blockchain
space are making waves across the world, and
those changes will undoubtedly effect the region in the coming months and years. The UK
is a cornucopia of incredible global businesses
from remittances to insurance,
financial investment advisories, and online
trading. Many of these players will have to
adapt at some point, and rather than wait for
these changes to become mandatory or be
forced to change, businesses and
organisations have the opportunity to be proactive and create differentiation for
themselves, if they commit to studying and
investing in these new technologies now.
During the conferences short, but action
agenda, you will meet and hear from the
biggest names in the industry and powerful
newcomers. They are the innovators, thought
leaders and decision makers that ignite discussion and illuminate tomorrows landscape
- they are a shortcut to the future.
Be sure to take advantage of the unique
opportunity to make new friends, grow your
network and seek out synergies. And last, but
not least, make your voice heard.

A G E N DASU N DAY
0900 REGISTRATION

1350 INVESTMENT PANEL

1005 ANDREW LEE

DAN MOREHEAD PANTERA CAPITAL


EDDY TRAVIA COINSILIUM
CHANDLER GUO ANGEL INVESTOR
ALEX SHELKOVNIKOV DELOITTE
MATTHEW ROSZAK BLOQ
ANDREW FILIPOWSKI TALLY CAPITAL

DOORS OPEN

PURSE.IO | CEO
Lowering costs by using Crypotechnology

1020 GAVIN SMITH


FIRST GLOBAL CREDIT | CEO
Mainstream Market Access for
Digital Currency Holders

1040 PAUL PUEY


AIRBITZ | CEO
The New Paradigm required for
Blockchain Technology

1100 MARCO STRENG


GENESIS MINING | CEO
The Future of Mining

1120 BRIAN HOFFMAN


OPENBAZAAR | CEO
An Open Marketplace for all

1430 ROGER VER


BITCOIN.COM | CEO

1450 BITCOIN PANEL:


STATE OF THE UNION
NIMROD LEHAVI SIMPLEX
GEORGE KIKVADE BITFURY
MICHAEL TERPIN BITANGELS
HARRY YEH BINARY FINANCIAL
MATTHEW ROSZAK BLOQ
ROGER VER BITCOIN.COM

1530 JASON KING


UNSUNG | FOUNDER
Feeding the Homeless through Technology

1600 BRIAN CRAIN


1140 EDAN YAGO
EPIPHYTE | CEO
Instant Settlement for Trade and Transaction

1200 LUNCH
1330 MASSIMO MORINI
BANCA IMI | HEAD OF INTEREST RATES
What are financial markets expecting from
cryptotech, really?

MONAX | HEAD OF BUSINESS


DEVELOPMENT
Building Blockchain Solutions

1620 JEREMY GARDNER


AUGUR | CEO
Decentralized Prediction Markets

1640 STELIAN BALTA


DINAR DIRHAM | CEO
The South East Asian Market

A G E N DAM O N DAY
0900 REGISTRATION

1230 PANEL:
EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT
& THE BLOCKCHAIN

1000 MICHAEL PERKLIN

EVA KAILI MEMBER OF E.U. PARLIMENT


NICK WILLIAMSON CREDITS.VISION
BRIAN DONEGAL DEPT. OF ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT AT THE ISLE OF MAN
FABIAN VANDENREYDT SWIFT

DOORS OPEN

LEDGER LABS | HEAD OF


INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES
When things go wrong...

1020 MICHAEL MAINELLI


Z/YEN GROUP | EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
The Impact and Potential of Blockchain

1300 LUNCH
1415 PANEL: BANKS AND

1040 MARIEKE FLAMENT


CIRCLE | MANAGING DIRECTOR EU
Changing Money Together

1100 JEFF GARZIK


BLOQ | CEO
Building Robust Blockchain Solutions

1120 DR. NOAH RAFORD


& YOUNUS AL NASSER
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
SMART DUBAI OFFICE
Crafting a Nation Wide Blockchain Strategy

1145 PANEL: LEGAL


IMPLICATIONS OF
BLOCKCHAIN
TECHNOLOGY
BRIAN KLIEN BAKER MARQUART
VERONICA MCGREGOR GOODWIN
ALEX SHELKOVNIKOV DELOITTE
ESTEBAN VAN GOOR BAKER AND
MCKENZIE
AJIT TRIPATHI PWC

BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY
FERDINANDO AMETRANO INTESA
SANPAOLO BANK
ANTHONY MACEY BARCLAYS
CHRIS BALLINGER TOYOTA FINANCIAL
SERVICES
MARK HORNSBY ROYAL BANK OF
SCOTLAND

1500 JOHN MCAFEE


TECH PIONEER
Keynote Address

1530 JOHANN GEVERS


MONETAS | CEO
How to solve the scaling problem with
compromising security

1600 DR JAMES SMITH


ELLIPTIC | CEO
Identifying Illicit Activity on the Blockchain

1620 ASHLEY TAYLOR


CHIEF CULTURE OFFICER |
CONSENSYS

SPEAKERS

Full bios can be found at


conference.bitcoin.com

JOHN MCAFEE
MCAFEE, FOUNDER
John McAfee is a world-famous technologist, CEO, computer scientist, civil
disobedience activist, privacy advocate, and pioneer of the commercial antivirus industry, and recent Libertarian candidate for President of the United
States. In May 2016, McAfee announced preparation to assume the roles of
Chairman and CEO of MGT Capital Investments, as well as complete the
acquisitions of security technology companies D-Vasive and Demonsaw.

EVA KAILI
MEMBER OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
Eva Kaili is a Member of the European Parliament and Head of the Hellenic
Delegation Olive Tree, in the Progressive Alliance of Social Democrats S&D
2014-2019. She has been the youngest Member of the Hellenic Parliament
2007-2012 elected with Panhellenic Social Democratic Party at the first
position in both National and European Elections.

MOE LEVIN
FOUNDER, KEYNOTE EVENTS
Moe Levin is a visionary entrepreneur and futurist interested in the growth and
future of new technologies. Moe works with governments, regulators, banks
and corporations as a liaison and connector to import talent and innovation
from around the world, building thriving ecosystems and successful communities in UAE, Netherlands, UK, and South Florida. Moe also organizes the
most successful global bitcoin and blockchain conferences in Dubai, Miami,
Los Angeles, Chicago and Amsterdam, after a long history in internationalization of emerging technologies. Moe is an advisor to the Blockchain Education
Network, Chief Liaison Officer for FOCAFET, and is a member of the Global
Blockchain Council in the United Arab Emirates, and OECD WP9 in Paris.

ROGER VER
CEO AT BITCOIN.COM

Roger is the CEO and founder of MemoryDealers.com. With an educational


background in economics and computer science, Bitcoin caught his attention
in late 2010 and he has been a devoted promoter of Bitcoin and the benefits
of Digital Currencies as a technological advance that can greatly enhance
the free flow of payments around the world. Roger has invested in numerous
Bitcoin related startups and fondly believes that there are numerous ways that
Bitcoin will change the world for the better..

DR NOAH RAFORD
COO AT DUBAI FUTURE FOUNDATION
Dr. Noah Raford is an advisor on futures, foresight, and innovation at the UAE
Prime Ministers Office and the Chief Operating Officer of the Dubai Futures
Foundation. Noah helped establish the countrys first national foresight unit,
helped established the Dubai Futures Foundation and the Museum of the
Future, and is part of a team that identifies emerging opportunities, develops
strategic partnerships, and prototypes future initiatives for the Government of
Dubai.

YOUNUS AL NASSER
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GENERAL AT SMART DUBAI
Younus Al Nasser is the Assistant Director General of the Smart Dubai Office,
guiding Dubais citywide effort to transform Dubai into the worlds smartest
city by 2017. Younus Al Nasser is also the CEO of the Dubai Data
Establishment, part of the Smart Dubai Office, charged with overseeing the
implement of the Dubai Data Initiative, the most ambitious data initiative
globally, and fostering a culture of data sharing in Dubai.

CHRIS BALLINGER
CFO AT TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES
Ballinger joined TFS in September 2003 as Corporate Manager and Head of
Treasury, overseeing the Financial Risk Management, Sales and Trading,
Capital Markets and Cash Management groups. In 2005 Ballinger was
promoted to Vice President and Group Vice President in December 2006,
he also assumed the responsibility for Global Treasury for Toyota Financial
Services Corporation. In 2008, he assumed the additional responsibilities of
Finance andAccounting, taking on the Chief Financial Officer role as well.
Ballinger was promoted in 2013 to Senior Vice President.

AJIT TRIPATHI
DIRECTOR AT PWC
As a co-founder of PwC UK Blockchain and Smart Contracts practice, Ajit has
been instrumental in synthesising rich insights to assist several banks, investors,
startups and regulators in framing their response to the disruptive potential of
Blockchain Technology. Ajits area of focus is the implementation, regulation
and risk assurance of distributed ledger platforms in financial services. Among
other notable engagements, Ajit led the delivery of the distributed ledger PoC
for the Bank of England and he currently leads the distributed ledger path to
production proposition for PwC.
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FABIAN VANDENREYDT
GLOBAL HEAD OF SECURITIES AT SWIFT
Fabian leads SWIFTs securities business worldwide and is responsible for
driving thought leadership and innovation initiatives across the company. As
Global Head of Securities, Fabian drives traffic growth and strategic
development in the areas of collateral management, investment
management, funds, trade reporting and settlement. He also manages the
SWIFT Institute and has a mandate to infuse innovation across SWIFTs
business lines, and externally, through Innotribe.

MARCO STRENG
CEO AT GENESIS MINING
Coming from mathematics, Marco Streng became involved with Bitcoin by
studying emerging and self-organising networks. He has taken part in the
community since its earliest days and has invested in several Bitcoin and
Blockchain related startups so far. He is also co-founder and CEO of Genesis
Mining, one of the largest Bitcoin Mining companies as well the largest Mining
Company for Ethereum. Beginning of 2016 he founded the Logos Fund
which is the first regulated Fund for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Mining in the
world.

FLORIS KLEEMANS
FOUNDER OF FOCAFET (UETP) AND DENARS
As former Group Strategy Head of ABN AMRO Bank, Floris founded the
independent non-profit FOCAFET foundation in 2014 to establish a new, open
and free to use internet protocol, UETP. With UETP, we can connect people, organisations, assets, devices, products, services, information, rules and
transactions with each other like websites through weblinks and in the form
of group chats. A first version of UETP will be released this summer.

DAN MOREHEAD
CEO AT PANTERA CAPITAL

Dan founded Pantera Capital Management LP in 2003. He also co-founded


and was CEO of Atriax, an electronic foreign exchange platform. Prior to that,
he was head of macro trading and CFO at Tiger Management, global head of
FX options at Deutsche Bank in London, and managed a global macro fund
and derivatives trading units in North America and Japan at Bankers Trust. Dan
began his career at Goldman Sachs as a mortgage-backed securities trader.
Dan graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S. in Civil
Engineering and received the Carmichael Prize.

VERONICA MCGREGOR
PARTNER AT GOODWIN
Veronica McGregor has deep experience in all aspects of the payments
landscape. Specifically, her practice focuses on payment systems, financial
services, virtual and cryptocurrencies, mobile banking payments/commerce,
prepaid cards, consumer lending, anti-money laundering issues, and privacy/
data security. She represents businesses and individuals across a variety of
financial services-related matters. Her clients include technology companies,
banks, payment system providers, virtual currency platforms, retailers, social
networking companies, gaming companies, online service providers, and app
developers.

GEORGE KIKVADZE
VICE CHAIRMAN - BITFURY
Mr. George Kikvadze serves as an Advisor at Bitfury USA, Inc. Mr. Kikvadze
was employed at GCF Partners. Earlier, he was a Chief Executive Officer of
Russia/CIS office for York Capital Management. In the five years prior to this,
Mr. Kikvadze was a Managing Director at AFK Sistema Telecom, where he
was responsible for investments and capital markets. Previously, Mr. Kikvadze
worked for a number of financial and professional services institutions,
including, Morgan Stanley, PCG-CALPERS, KPMG Barents and GRC
Capital. Before that, Mr. Kikvadze held a position as Chief Investment Officer
at Ukrlandfarming PLC. He serves as a Director of Bitfury USA, Inc.

JEFF GARZIK
CEO AT BLOQ
Alex Batlin, Senior Innovation Manager, runs UBSs FinTech Innovation Lab
based in UKs Level 39 accelerator and leads UBSs Crypto 2.0 Pathfinder
research into blockchains and their impact on business models. He is also
global head of UBSs technology research service that delivers market
landscapes, insights and foresight to business, technology and leadership
communities.

ALEX BATLIN
FORMER INNOVATION MANAGER AT UBS
Alex Batlin, Senior Innovation Manager, runs UBSs FinTech Innovation Lab
based in UKs Level 39 accelerator and leads UBSs Crypto 2.0 Pathfinder
research into blockchains and their impact on business models. He is also
global head of UBSs technology research service that delivers
market landscapes, insights and foresight to business, technology and leadership communities.

ALEX SHELKOVNIKOV
HEAD OF CORPORATE VENTURING AT DELOITTE
Alex runs investments for Deloitte Ventures where his focus is on supporting
early stage technology companies on their journey to success. He also runs
Deloittes Blockchain team in the UK. He co-founded the Deloitte Blockchain
Lab and is part of the Deloittes global blockchain leadership team. Prior to that
he worked in strategy consulting at Monitor Deloitte where he advised some
of the largest companies in technology, media, telecoms and digital payments
across the globe as well as start-ups, focussing on helping them launch digital
businesses, development of digital propositions, growth, commercial strategy
and M&A.

ANTHONY MACEY
HEAD OF BLOCKCHAIN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
AT BARCLAYS (UK)
Anthony is Barclays Head of Blockchain R+D and leads the focus to understand and deliver experiments, pilots and new products in the Blockchain area.
Acknowledged by the Bank of England for his insight, Anthony has been
advising Governments and Regulators globally on the subject of Blockchain
and its potential for disruption. With a career of over a decade in financial services, Anthony has worked in various roles across the retail network and back
office, becoming a data analyst and one of the first to use big data technologies at Barclays.

MATTHEW ROSZAK
CHAIRMAN AND CO-FOUNDER AT BLOQ
Tally Capital is a private investment firm focused on blockchain-based technologies and currencies. He has spent over 18 years in private equity and venture
capital with Advent International, Keystone Capital Partners, Platinum Venture
Partners and SilkRoad Equity, and has invested over $1 billion of capital (from
start-up to IPO) in a broad range of industries. Mr. Roszak serves on the boards
of BitGive, Blockchain Capital, Chamber of Digital Commerce, Chicago Bitcoin
Center, Dunvegan Space Systems, Factom and Robocoin, amongst others.

NIMROD LEHAVI
CEO OF SIMPLEX

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A self confessed geek, Simplex founder Nimrod Lehavis career spans two decades of expertise and knowledge. Hes well-respected in Israels startup scene
for his proven capabilities at leading large scale top notch software projects.
Nimrod is a board member at the Israeli Bitcoin Association and a co-founder
of GeekCon, the annual un-conference for Hacking the Digital Lifestyle.

JASON KING
FOUNDER OF UNSUNG
Coming from the world of non-profits, Jason was one of the first in the
industry to demonstrate the powerful effect bitcoin could have on charity. His
organization Seans Outpost has fed over 167,000 meals to the homeless all
paid for with cryptocurrency. He also founded Satoshi Forest, a 9 acre homeless sanctuary in Northwest Florida. Currently, he is the Founder/Executive
Director of Unsung.org an app that aims to leverage the sharing economy to
end hunger and food waste. He is currently based in Baltimore, MD

MICHAEL MAINELLI
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, Z/YEN GROUP
A qualified accountant, securities professional, computer specialist, and
management consultant, educated at Harvard University and Trinity College
Dublin, Michael gained his PhD at London School of Economics where he was
also a Visiting Professor. He co-founded Z/Yen in 1994, the City of Londons
leading think-tank, to promote societal advance through better finance and
technology after a career as a research scientist in aerospace & cartography
creating the first commercial digital maps of the world, then accountancy-firm
partner directing global consulting, and later director of Ministry of Defence
research. Michael has led Z/Yen in assignments with virtually all of the
investment banks, many insurers, exchanges, information and service
providers in financial services.

HARRY YEH
MANAGING DIRECTOR AT BINARY FINANCIAL
Harry is a Serial Entrepreneur with an engineering background, and has over
15 years experience in the Technology and Business Field. Harry has been
the CTO and Co-Founder for a few startups as well as running a technology
consulting company. He has managed and developed technology solutions
for organizations between 5 to 200 Million in revenue and worked at Fortune
50, 100, 500 companies, Hedge funds, Internet Startups and dotcoms.

JEREMY GARDNER
FOUNDER AT AUGUR
Jeremy Gardner is the founder and chairman of the Blockchain Education
Network (BEN) and a founder of Augur, the decentralized prediction market
platform. He now works as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Blockchain Capital
and as editor-in-chief of Distributed Magazine.
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FERDINANDO AMETRANO
FORMER HEAD OF BLOCKCHAIN AT INTESA
SANPAOLO BANK
Ferdinando teaches Bitcoin and Blockchain Technologies at Politecnico di
Milano. Former Head of Blockchain and Virtual Currencies in Intesa Sanpaolo
bank, he has been speaking about bitcoin at Bank of Italy, Italian Parliament
Lower House, IlSole24Ore, and many international universities and conferences. Chairman of the Host Committee for Scaling Bitcoin 2016 in Milan,
he is member of the European Banking Federation blockchain taskforce, the
BlockchainLab.it scientific committee, and the AssoB.it (Italian association
promoting blockchain technologies) supervisory board.

MASSIMO MORINI
HEAD OF INTEREST RATES AT BANCA IMI
Massimo Morini is a consultant to the World Bank and other supernational
institutions. Massimo is Professor at Bocconi University and MSc Director
at Milan Polytechnic, and he was Research Fellow at Cass Business School,
London. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Numerix and of the Steering
Committee of the R3 Blockchain consortium.

BRIAN KLEIN
PARTNER AT BAKER MARQUART
Brian is a partner at the boutique litigation firm Baker Marquart LLP, which is
based in Los Angeles. His practice focuses on high-stakes criminal and regulatory defense and civil litigation matters. He has extensive experience representing financial technology companies, entrepreneurs, and early adopters. He
founded and chairs the board of directors of the non-profit Digital Currency
and Ledger Defense Coalition, chairs the America Bar Associations digital
currency and blockchain technology conference, and he is on the board of
advisors of BlockSeer, a blockchain analytics company. He formerly volunteered as the outside general counsel of the Bitcoin Foundation. He served
as a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles from 2007-2012 and teaches a federal
criminal practice seminar at University of Southern Californias law school.

PAUL PUEY
CEO AT AIRBITZ

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Paul is CEO and Co-Founder of Airbitz, a mobile wallet and single-sign on security platform for blockchain apps. Airbitz has won accolades including being
one of the top 3 mobile apps for bitcoin in the 2014 Blockchain Awards, being
voted the #1 Bitcoin Company by the World Crypto Network, and being voted
in the Top 50 FinTech Companies to Watch by AlwaysOn Inc.

NICK WILLIAMSON
CEO OF CREDITS.VISION
Nick Williamson is the CEO & Founder of Pythia, the company behind Credits.
Nick started his career working in a Hedge Fund Administration while
attending Illinois Institute of Technology on a Cross Country & Track scholarship. It was during 2010 when Nick was first introduced to Blockchain
technology via Bitcoin and quickly became a leader in the space, contributing
to numerous open source projects. This work would eventually lead to conceptualizing and building Credits, a hybrid framework providing interoperable,
built-to-purpose blockchains.

ESTEBAN VAN GOOR


TAX LAWYER AT BAKER & MCKENZIE
Esteban van Goor is a tax lawyer working with the indirect tax department of
Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam and a member of the Dutch Association of Tax
Advisers (NOB). He has a special focus on VAT aspects occurring within the
digital economy (amongst which bitcoin, gaming and iGaming). Combining
his knowledge related to technology and VAT (taxation) allows for a unique
understanding of tech clients businesses and enables him to provide clients
with an industry focused customized approach.

MARIEKE FLAMENT
MANAGING DIRECTOR EUROPE AT CIRCLE
Marieke Flament is the Managing Director of Europe for Circle, a blockchain
company breaking boundaries in the finance sector. With over 10 years of
experience in consumer and tech, Marieke has led various businesses across
Europe and Asia and is passionate about exploring the ways in which technology can be used to change peoples lives.

EDDY TRAVIA
CEO AT COINSILIUM
Eddy Travia is a pioneer investor in blockchain technologies and the co-founder & CEO of Coinsilium, the first London-quoted blockchain investment firm
(ISDX:COIN). In 2013, following nine years as a private equity fund manager in
Greater China, Eddy cofounded Seedcoin, the worlds first global incubator of
digital currency startups, and was recognized a year later as one of the Top
3 Most Influential Investors in Blockchain along with Marc Andreessen and
Roger Ver at the Blockchain Awards 2014 in Amsterdam. Eddy has led
investments in more than 16 cutting-edge blockchain startups world-wide
including Factom, RSK Labs, Magnr and SatoshiPay.

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BRIAN DONEGAL
HEAD OF OPERATIONS - DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT AT THE ISLE OF MAN
Brian Donegan one of the leading government figures has been key to
developing momentum behind growth in digital business innovation and will
explain how the Isle of Man has constructed a global hub for crypto-currency/
Blockchain startups driven by low taxation, effective regulation and a world
class technology.

EDAN YAGO
CEO AT EPIPHYTE
Edan is CEO and Co-Founder of Epiphyte, which develops enterprise software
allowing banks and other financial institutions to integrate with Bitcoin. He is a
leading cryptofinance expert and distributed ledger technologist. With his deep
understanding of both traditional finance and cryptofinance, he has
supported financial institutions to exploit this new technology in a safe, secure
and regulatory compliant manner.

MICHAEL TERPIN
CHAIRMAN, BITANGELS
Michael Terpin co-founded BitAngels, the worlds first angel network for digital
currency startups, in May, 2013, and now serves as its chairman. The
distributed angel network currently has more than 600 members, and it has
made more than 25 investments in bitcoin and cryptocurrency companies
with two exits and several follow-on rounds. Terpin is also co-founder and
managing partner of bCommerce Labs, the first technology incubator fund
focused on e-commerce companies for bitcoin and the blockchain, and a
partner at Flight VC, where he helps run the AngelList Bitcoin Syndicate with
legendary super-angel Gil Penchina.

MICHAEL PERKLIN
HEAD OF INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES AT LEDGER LABS
Michael Perklin is the Head of Security and Investigative Services at Ledger
Labs where he is frequently called upon to conduct digital-forensic
investigations into large-scale breaches of cryptocurrency exchanges and
conduct security audits of blockchain-based information systems. Michael also
serves as the chairman of the CCSS Steering Committee where he lead the
creation of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard, the blockchain industrys
first best practices document for securing cryptocurrency private keys.

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ANDREW LEE
CEO OF PURSE
Andrew is CEO of Purse, earths largest marketplace and developer of open
source software for Bitcoin. He recently covered emerging payments at Bank
of America Merrill Lynch and founded companies in payments and education.
He is a proud graduate of Georgia Tech and the University of Florida.

CHANDLER GUO
ANGEL INVESTOR
Chandler Guo is Angel investor in Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic startups Bitangel including Btc123.com Bitbank.com Jua.com Bw.com Bitfund.pe Richfund.
pe etcchain.com

GAVIN SMITH
CEO AT FIRST GLOBAL CREDIT
XBT / First Global CEO Gavin Smith has worked in the European banking and
finance industry for over 25 years. He started his financial career managing risk
at Dutch trading bank MGA and has at various times consulted for banks and
worked as an options market maker in Euromarks on Londons LIFFE
exchange. His most recent role prior to founding First Global was designing
the global risk strategy for one of the worlds largest physical commodity
traders.

BRIAN CRAIN
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
AT ERIS INDUSTRIES
Brian Crain is Head of Business Development at Eris Industries. He is also
founder and co-host of the leading podcast Epicenter Bitcoin podcast and
founder of the Blockchain Meetup Berlin. He has degrees in economics, philosophy and cognitive science from the University of Chicago, London School
of Economics and University College London.

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ASHLEY TAYLOR
CHIEF CULTURE OFFICER AT CONSENSYS
Ashley is the first employee and Chief Culture Officer of ConsenSys, a blockchain production house and consultancy. At ConsenSys she helps define and
imagine blockchain in the context of the culture it enables. Specifically she
focuses on how blockchain reputation will catalyze cooperative economics
and the potential to democratize opportunity. She is also involved in community activism projects as part of a nonprofit, Future Culture.

BRIAN HOFFMAN
CEO OF OPENBAZAAR
Brians background in Computer Science from James Madison University
has led him to head several successful government and commercial projects
during his career. He has also been an integral piece of many cybersecurity
contracts supporting the DoD and classified agencies with Booz Allen Hamilton. Brian is currently the project maintainer for his newest venture, OpenBazaar and the CEO of OB1. Brian began OpenBazaar when he forked the
open source code from the 2014 Toronto Hackathon award winning proof of
concept, DarkMarket, a decentralized Bitcoin marketplace, and has gone on
to raise $1M from notable VCs Union Square Ventures and a16z to found OB1.

JOHANN GEVERS
FOUNDER AND CEO OF MONETAS
Johann is founder and CEO of Monetas, a software company that is
developing the worlds most advanced transaction platform. This decentralized
platform enables institutions, businesses, and consumers to trade all national
and digital currencies, and all types of securities.

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EXHIBITORS

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PRESS RELEASE
HAMDAN BIN MOHAMMED LAUNCHES DUBAI
BLOCKCHAIN STRATEGY, 100% OF GOVERNMENT
DOCUMENTS TO BE ON THE BLOCKCHAIN BY 2020
Dubai, October 11, 2015 His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation,
launched the Dubai Blockchain Strategy at an event at the Foundations headquarters today.
The Strategy is the first of its kind globally and constitutes a paradigm shift in government transactions. Required documentation, such as bill payments, and license renewals, which account
for over 100 million pages a year in Dubai, will be transacted digitally under the new strategy. This
will enable citizens and residents to instantly conduct business without the need for cumbersome
document checking, hard copies, or trips to service centers. The Strategy is projected to save
up to 114 metric tons in CO 2 emissions in trip reductions, and unlock up to 5.1 million hours of
economic productivity in saved document processing time.
Over the course of the past two years, Dubai has set the standard for a smart city on a global
scale, said H.H. Sheikh Hamdan. The emirate is building on that achievement by constantly
working to foresee the future and keep up with the fourth industrial revolution and all the prospects of increased efficiency that come along with it.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of
the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has defined a clear set of objectives for the government, H.H. continued, not least of which are ensuring the happiness of the people and building the future. H.H.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid went further and adopted the necessary strategies to turn these
objectives into practical initiatives that reflect directly on peoples lives namely, the Dubai Future
Agenda and the Smart Dubai Happiness Agenda.
The Dubai Blockchain Strategy makes the Dubai Government the first in the world to execute the
entirety of its transactions using the blockchain platform also known as the Internet of Transactions by 2020, H.H. added. It aims to make life and work easier for people in Dubai. Users will
only need to log in their personal data or business credentials once; it will then be updated and
verified in a timely manner through the Blockchain network in all
government and private entities including banks, insurance companies, and so on.
The Dubai Future Foundation has been tasked with overseeing the implementation of the Dubai
Blockchain Strategy, while the Smart Dubai Office will be in charge of the execution.

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Meanwhile, His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the
Future, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of the Dubai Future Foundation, estimated that the new strategy will generate huge savings to Dubais economy every
year, which can then be reinvested in the sectors that add value to the national economy. The
strategy is also set to save millions of hours that employees usually spend on repetitive data-entry
and document-checking activities, H.E. Al Gergawi added, not to mention the millions of hours
that citizens spend in government offices.
H.E. went on to explain that the strategy can create new markets and new business models,
adding that the global Blockchain market is poised to reach $300 billion in value in the upcoming five years. The World Economic Forum (WEF) even named Blockchain as one of the top ten
fourth-industrial- revolution technologies, and the most influential for 2016.
The launch was attended by H.E Saif Al, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation and Youns Nasser,
Deputy Director General of Smart City Office.

A PARADIGM SHIFT IN GOVERNMENT WORK AND BILLIONS IN SAVINGS


Blockchain technology is considered one of the most important innovations of the 21 st century,
as well as one of the most important solutions to emerge from the fourth industrial revolution.
It is a secure cloud network through which transactions, government documents, identity
certificates like passports or IDs, medical records, education records, leases, tenancy agreements, commercial contracts, or any other form of valuable information can be registered and
inspected. Blockchain technology allows all these transactions to be executed quickly, securely,
efficiently, and, above all, transparently.
The new strategy will enable government departments to issue official documents on a secure,
encrypted network that any authorized entity can check. This will allow vendors or departments
to check the accuracy and legitimacy of things like passports, tenancy contracts, and residency
permits instantly and securely, without the need to present the actual document itself.
This will save citizens and residents over 25 million hours a year in document processing and
enable them to do things like register a lease, change a bank account, or start or cancel utility
services at the click of a button. It will also help connect services across various public and private sectors to form valuable service packages for clients.

A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY WITH THREE MAIN PILLARS


With the Dubai Blockchain Strategy, Dubai is set to launch the worlds first comprehensive government Blockchain network. The Strategy establishes a roadmap for the introduction of Blockchain technology in Dubai and the creation of an open platform to share the technology with
cities across the globe. The Dubai Blockchain strategy is built on the three pillars of government
efficiency, industry creation, and international leadership.

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1. GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY
The first pillar of the Dubai Blockchain Strategy is Government Efficiency. Under this pillar, the
new strategy will contribute to increased government efficiency by enabling a paperless digital
layer for all city transactions, supporting Smart Dubai initiatives in the public and private sector.
Required documentation, such as bill payments, and license renewals, which account for over
100 million documents each year, will be transacted digitally under the new strategy. Blockchain
technology would contribute savings of up to 114 MTons CO 2 emissions from trip reductions,
and redistribute up to 25.1 million hours of economic productivity in saved document processing
time.

2. INDUSTRY CREATION
The second pillar of the Dubai Blockchain Strategy is Industry Creation. The Dubai Blockchain
Strategy will introduce a system for enabling citizens and partners to create new businesses by
using the technology. Under the new strategy, Blockchain will enable thousands of business opportunities in the private sector. Industries that will benefit from Blockchain technology include:
real estate, fin-tech and banking, healthcare, transportation, urban planning, smart energy, digital
commerce, and tourism.

3. INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP
The third pillar of the Dubai Blockchain Strategy is International Leadership. Dubai will open its
Blockchain platform for global counterparts to enhance safety, security, and convenience for international travelers to Dubai. This will have major utility for mega-events such as the Expo 2020,
which is expected to attract up to 25 million visitors.
Under the new strategy, international travelers will benefit from faster entry with pre-approved
passport and security clearance and visas; easier mobility within the city due to pre-approved
drivers licenses and car rental; guaranteed wireless connectivity; enhanced tourism and pre-authenticated temporary digital wallets and payments. This will be delivered through a Global
Trust Network with partners in Europe, North America, and Asia.

A JOINT PROJECT
The Dubai Blockchain Strategy a joint project between the Dubai Future Foundation and the
Smart Dubai Office adheres to the principles of the Dubai Future Agenda, which seeks to turn
the UAE into an international center for future-oriented advancements. This strategy is added
to the emirates record, which includes ground-breaking advancements in energy (Dubai Clean
Energy Strategy 2050), transportation (Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy), and infrastructure (Dubai 3D Printing Strategy).
What is more, the Strategy falls in line with the Smart Dubai Happiness Agenda and is one of the
outcomes of the Global Blockchain Council, which was launched in Dubai in February with 47
government and financial entities as members.

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PROFILE
capacity of a rig gets assigned to the
customers account and they can start mining
their first coins immediately.

In the early days when the Bitcoin network


was still small, it was possible to mine dozens
of Bitcoins with just a normal laptop. As the
network grew, mining became more difficult
and a simple personal computer was not
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These, however, were expensive, shipped late
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Genesis Mining has been around since 2013.


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risen by more than 1400% in just a few weeks.
Genesis Mining is also the founding partner of
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Nowadays it is possible to benefit from mining


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If you have already considered investing in


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WHAT DO LEADERS
SAY ABOUT BITCOIN?
the business guys

QUOTES ON BITCOIN

I think Bitcoin is a techno tour de force.


BILL GATES

Founder, Microsoft

Bitcoin may be the TCP/IP of money.


PAUL BUCHEIT

Creator of Gmail

I do think Bitcoin is the first (encrypted money) that has the


potential to do something like change the world
PETER THIEL

Co-founder, Paypal
Bitcoin is a remarkable cryptographic achievement and the ability to create
something that is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value.

ERIC SCHMIDT
CEO, Google

We have elected to put our money and faith in a mathematical


framework that is free of politics and human error
TYLER WINKELVOSS

Co-founder & CEO, Gemini.com


You cant stop things like Bitcoin. It will be everywhere and the
world will have to adjust. World governments will have to readjust.

JOHN McAFEE

Founder, McAfee Inc.

Its money 2.0 , a huge huge deal.


CHAMATH PALIHAPITIYA

Virigin Galactic is a bold entrepreneurial


technology. Its driving a revolution and Bitcoin is doing
just the same when it comes to inventing a new currency.

RICHARD BRANDSON
Founder, Virgin

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Venture Capitalist, former header of AOL IM

the politicians

I understand the political ramifications of [bitcoin] and I think that


government should stay out of them and they should be perfectly legal.

RON PAUL

Republican Texas Congressman and former US Presidential candidate


I think the fact that within the bitcoin universe an algorithm replaces the
functions of [the goverment]... is actually pretty cool. I am a big fan of Bitcoin.

AL GORE

45th Vice President of the United States


Bitcoin, and the ideas behind it, will be a disrupter to the traditional
notions of currency. In the end currency willl be better for it.

EDMUND C. MOY

US Businessman, former Director of the United States Mint

Gold is a great way to preserve wealth, but it is hard to move


around. You do need some kind of alternative and Bitcoin fits
the bill. Im not surprised to see that happening.

the intellectuals

JIM RICKARDS

American Lawyer, Economist and Investment Banker

I think the Internet is going to be one of the major forces for reducing the role of government.
The one thing thats missing, but that will soon be developed, is reliable e-cash...
He actually said this 9 years before Bitcoin was created!

Economists and journalists often get caught up in this question:


Why does Bitcoin have value? And the answer is very easy.
Because it is useful and scarce.

MILTON FRIEDMAN

Nobel-Prize Winning Economist

the bitcoiners

ERIK VORHEES

Founder, Shapeshift.io | Co-founder, Coinapult


Bitcoin opens up an entire world of opportunities. We are just now
starting to realize how impactful this will be.

Bitcoin is the most important invention in the


history of the world since the internet.

MARCO STRENG

CEO, Genesis Mining

ROGER VER

Bitcoin Angel Investor and Entrepreneur

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WHAT IS
ETHEREUM?
THE BIG IDEA
Ethereum is the first World Computer.
Like a unique computer that can be used by everyone.
Its a Decentralized Platform. It runs on many different
computers at the same time,
so it doesnt have a single physical location.

WHAT BITCOIN DOES FOR PAYMENTS,


ETHEREUM DOES FOR ANYTHING THAT CAN BE PROGRAMMED
INTERESTED? Wait till you see what it does.
Its a platform for Decentralized Applications (DAPPS)
DAPPS are computer programs that remove the middle man in
bascially any centralized service that exists. The consequences:

REDUCED COSTS

NO SINGLE POINT
OF FAILURE

PREVENTS
CENSORSHIP

FRAUDPROOF

NO TRUST NEEDED

GUARANTEES
TRANSPARENCY

No need to pay fees for


intermediaries,
because you wont need
them.

Theres no ONE server to


be hacked or disabled.
There is NO DOWN TIME.

Its decentralized nature


prevents control or
tampering.

The decentralized nature


eliminates fraud and
tampering.

Your identity, personal


info and funds stay in
your control.

The Blockchain is open


for everyone to see while
remaining anonymous.

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It can, basically, create a programmable contract directly between peers.

ITS SO PEER FRIENDLY THAT IT IS THE FIFTH


LARGEST CROWD FUNDED PROJECT EVER.
It runs on its native token called ETHER,
which serves 2 main purposes:
Ether payment is required for applications to
perform any operation, so that broken and
malicious programs are kept under control.

Ether is rewarded to people who contribute to


the network with their resources - much like
Bitcoins incentive structure.

applications
Its true to say that anything that can be written in code, can run in the Ethereum
network. Some of the predicted application fields for Ethereum include:

Reputation Systems

Registering Contracts

Messaging Systems

Individual Currencies

Trading Computer Resources


(CPU time, HD space)

Property Management

Online Voting

Social Networking

Finance

Decentralized Governance

THE MOST EXCITING APPLICATIONS OF ETHEREUM ARE PROBABLY


THE ONES THAT WE HAVE NOT EVEN THOUGHT OF.
Vitalik Buterin, Creator of Ethereum.

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